BMO to Donate $5,000 to Oakville Public Library to Celebrate Branch Grand Opening



    Toronto FC Players to sign autographs

    OAKVILLE, ON, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - BMO Bank of Montreal is donating $5,000 to
the Oakville Public Library to celebrate the grand opening of its new bank
branch in North West Oakville. The donation will help fund a new neighbourhood
library branch for the Clearview area - the first of its kind in the Oakville
Public Library system. The mission of the Oakville Public Library is to
provide access to resources for information and recreation, foster the joy of
reading and learning for all ages and to provide a welcoming and supportive
environment for people within the community.

    
    WHEN:  Saturday, November 3, 2007 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    WHERE: BMO Bank of Montreal
           2536 Third Line

    WHAT:  Opening ceremony: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
           Speeches and ribbon cutting

           Toronto FC Players autograph signing: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

           BBQ: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

           TFC Jerseys giveaways

    WHO:   Toronto FC Players
           Councillor Roger Lapworth, Oakville
           Regional Chair Gary Carr, Halton Region
           BMO Bank of Montreal employees and customers
    

    "BMO's grand opening and our library donation provide a wonderful
opportunity for us to welcome customers to their new branch, meet neighbours
and to show our appreciation and support for the organizations that mean so
much to the well-being of our community," said Alan McEwen, Branch Manager,
BMO Bank of Montreal. "This grand opening coincides with BMO's 190th
anniversary."
    "We're delighted this is the fifth branch BMO has opened in the last
week," said Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, SVP Greater Toronto Division, BMO Bank of
Montreal. "Customers of the Third line branch will be welcomed by experienced
financial services professionals and investment specialists who can provide
clear financial advice and solutions to help them make the right decisions
with their money."

    
    ABOUT THE THIRD LINE BRANCH

    -   Opened October 29, 2007

    -   Located at 2536 Third Line, Oakville

    -   Represents an investment of: $1.3 million

    -   Size: 6,000 square feet

    -   One of the first BMO branches to be fuelled by clean energy from
        Bullfrog Power and built to LEED environmental standards

    -   Staff: 13 financial services professionals

    -   Services: A highly experienced team of in-house experts - including
        personal banking managers, a financial planner, and a BMO Nesbitt
        Burns investment advisor

    -   Three Instabank Extra automated banking machines (ABMs), including a
        drive-through ABM.

    -   Hours of operation:
        9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays;
        9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; and
        9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

    BMO Bank of Montreal operates five branches in Oakville.
    





For further information:

For further information: Shivani Ahluwalia, Toronto,
shivani.ahluwalia@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996

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